How to Select Text with Your Keyboard in Word 2007 - dummies

How to Select Text with Your Keyboard in Word 2007

By Dan Gookin

The secret to using the keyboard to select text in Word 2007 is the Shift key. By holding it down, you can use the standard keyboard commands that move the insertion pointer to select blocks of text. Use these Shift key methods for selecting only small chunks of text. Otherwise, you may end up tying your fingers into knots!

To Make This Selection Press This Key Combination
A character at a time to the right of the insertion
pointer
Shift+→
A character at a time to the left of the insertion pointer Shift+←
A block of text from the insertion pointer to the end of the
line
Shift+End
A block of text from the insertion pointer to the beginning of
the line
Shift+Home
A block of text from the insertion pointer to a line above Shift+↑
A block of text from the insertion pointer to a line below Shift+↓